Lady Cats first, Cats second in Hereford Invite

HEREFORD — Clovis High's track teams had a solid outing in Friday's Hereford Invitational track meet, with the Lady Wildcats taking the team title and the Wildcats coming in second.

Senior Jenna Sievers was in on three first-place finishes, including a relay, as the Lady Cats piled up 146 points to 125 for Hereford in the six-team girls competition.

In the boys meet, which included seven teams, CHS junior Kamal Cass was also in on three firsts, two of them relays, and posted a pair of second. The Cats finished with 120 points to 129 for Amarillo Palo Duro.

Sievers won high jump at 5-2 and the 100 hurdles in 15.90 seconds. She also ran the third leg of the 800 relay, which clocked a winning time of 1:48.1.

The Lady Cats gained one new state qualifying mark in the meet, winning the 1,600 relay finale with a time of 4:11.47.

"It was a good day for us; the kids ran real well," Lady Cats coach Mike Hankins said. "I was real pleased with our 4×4 (1,600 relay); that's the first time we've run it in 4:11."

Clovis' points were spread out over 14 events. Hankins also singled out freshman Chesney Carter, who filled in on the throwing events with sophomore Shelby Jones out of town with her family and finished second in discus at 95-9 1/2 and fourth in shot put at 30-8.

"Chesney is throwing really well for a freshman," Hankins said. "Shelby being out of town gave her a chance to step in."

Cass took first in long jump competition (20-10 1/2) and was second in the 100 (11.02) and triple jump (41-9 1/2). He also ran on the first-place 400 (43.31) and 800 (1:31.62) relays, helping the former earn a state-qualifying time.

"Those guys did a really good job," Cats coach Darren Kelley said of the 400 relay. "Kamal ran real well in the 100 and (did well) in the jumps."

The next outing for the Cats and Lady Cats will be in Friday's Ron Singleton Invitational at Carlsbad.

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